Winter Boots

The best winter boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 25, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Winter Boot Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Baffin Evolution

Great Canadian winter boot for those that live outside. Great winter boot. I have had these for a couple of years now. Use them about 120 days a winter. The liner is showing no signs of wear yet it feels so soft. Air being that great insulator. Though they say they are rated for something like -70° ?? I have had them in -40° for hours and my toes were cool not cold. With that said as soon as you go indoors your feet will sweat. Now these are really big boots and that is probably why they work… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Men's Chilkat

They fall apart for no reason. I have worn these boots maybe a total of 20 times. The other day while hiking in cold conditions they completely disintegrated and fell apart.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kamik Nation Pro

These boots are a warm, dry, and light pac boot made by a proven company. I like these boots a whole lot. 12 inches high, which is important and standard boot wear to me, prevents snow and water getting in on ankles and stops lots of brush and briar wear on pants. They are rated for -40°f but I've never had them below about -12°f and they were warm and comfortable. They fit well out of the box with no problems except maybe with my wide foot they could've been a bit wider but the liner does collapse… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Men's Chilkat

Be aware...North Face ignores design faults. My love of their products has gone. These were bought purely as I had MS. They were excellent to keep my feet warm. I had the coat which was great. They split within 16 weeks. Our thick woollen lounge carpet is not exactly rough terrain! A design fault clearly ignored. God knows what you would do if North Face boots had split on the mountain. Really, sadly, not worth the risk. I am one of many that have had this happen. They try to put the blame on the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"

Great tall boot that keeps your pants clean and your feet dry. I'm on my second pair. Had the first for decades; Bean replaced them, though I would have preferred a repair. Tuck your pants in these boots and your pants stay clean, dry, and tick-free [I bug spray the leather uppers] while keeping your feet warm and dry. These boots are light and really only need minimal break in if any. They are uninsulated, but with two pairs of wool socks I've worn them many times snowshoeing to about 20°f. Put… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Men's Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined

Comfortable, not as warm as advertised, slippery, don't work like a 10" boot. I've had mine two years. To me they are an excellent two-season [spring/fall] boot and just so so in cold [below ten f] winter temps though I believe they are rated to -20°. I could probably do 0°F in mine if very active but then I'd likely have a different boot on. This all with two pair of wool socks. Why the tongue isn't sewn all the way up the boot is beyond me. This makes stepping in a 6-inch puddle probably impossible… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Danner Men's Raptor 650

The surprisingly lightweight and versatile Danner Raptor 650 handled everything I threw at it this winter, all while keeping my feet warm and dry in snowy and cold conditions. With an interesting outer made of leather and wool, coupled with generous PrimaLoft insulation and waterproofing powers, the boots have made my feet very happy during the cold and wet winter. Testing Conditions:I’ve worn the Danner Raptor 650 boots for three months during the winter, predominantly in the mountains and valleys… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Sorel Men's Caribou

Just bought a pair of Caribous from a vendor on eBay, new. They are described as leather, but were treated and are more like suede. Put them in my sink with water and water soaked through the suede. Not waterproof and not leather. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Men's Chilkat

I live and work in Yosemite National Park. Our employee uniform shop routinely sells these Chillkat boots, and yes, from experience they do run 1-2 sizes smaller than normal! I wear a men's 7; I had to get a 9 to fit comfortably and snug on me. They are comfortable, at first, but here is one HUGE problem—they leak! See more below... My rubber uppers haven't broken apart yet, but we are in deep snow all the time working, and I couldn't figure out why my feet were so cold and then numb at the end… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, Gumshoes
$75 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Omni-Heat
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Waterproof
$185
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Mid Winter CS WP
$128 - $180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Waterproof
$199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 6"
$90 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kamik Nation Pro
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Keen Summit County
$140 - $180
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sorel 1964 Pac Boot
$80 - $149
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Baffin Impact
$135 - $256
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Lost 40
$80 - $108
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry
$87 - $139
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Sorel Conquest
$150
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined
$229 - $230
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Glacier
$180
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Caribou
$102 - $180
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Toundra Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Storm Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Baffin Arctic Boot
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nunatak Gear Down Mukluk
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Pemberton Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company True North Boots
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Credence Wool Waterproof Nurl
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Steger Mukluks Terra
$280 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Snowsquall Tall
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Timberland Woodhaven Fleece-Lined Waterproof Boots
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Tundra
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kenetrek Northern Boot
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trukke Snow Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Revel Boots
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Revelstoke
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Timberland Chillberg Mid Shell-Toe Waterproof Boots
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt 10-inch Insulated Composite Toe Pac Boots
$230 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Plus II Omni-Heat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Apex Pac
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Danner Raptor 650
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Lynx
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon Deemax 2 Dry
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Muck Boot Arctic Outpost Lace Mid
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Versa Boot
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Insulated
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wolverine Crossbuck Waterproof LX
$180 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Muck Boot Muckster II Low
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Otis Nurl
$140 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Steger Mukluks Arctic
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Northside Back Country
$90 MSRP